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Avista Schedules Outage in Northwest Lincoln County for Sunday, Nov. 19
Crews will be performing maintenance on transmission lines serving Wilbur, Almira and Creston

SPOKANE, Wash. – Nov. 16, 2006: Approximately 1,300 Avista customers in northwest Lincoln County will experience a disruption in their electrical service on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. as Avista crews perform maintenance work on transmission lines serving the towns of Wilbur, Almira and Creston, and the surrounding rural area.

The project will include replacing two existing poles with a taller single structure and replacing a cross-arm on a separate pole. The existing transmission lines must be taken out of service so that crews can safely perform the work

“We realize any interruption in electrical service is an inconvenience for our customers, however, proper equipment maintenance is important in providing on-going reliable service to our customers,” said Nick Marriott, Avista’s Davenport office supervisor. “We apologize for the service interruption, and encourage customers with special considerations to make alternative arrangements during this time frame.”

Avista is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is a company operating division that provides service to 341,000 electric and 298,000 natural gas customers in three western states. Avista’s non-regulated subsidiaries include Advantage IQ and Avista Energy. Avista Corp.’s stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com
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